Welcome to
Dr. Moyer's Website


Office time: 3:00-3:30 p.m., Tuesday

Dr. Moyer, a retired University of Maryland English Professor (UMGC Collegiate), holds a B.A. in Russian and economics, an M.A. in teaching Russian, an M.A. in English, and a Ph.D. in English education, all from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. From 1988-1990 he served as a Russian linguist (Russian Language Facilitator) in a U.S. military intelligence unit in Germany and has “highly qualified” Illinois teaching certification in English, Russian and economics. Since 1995 he has taught English at the University of Illinois, in UMUC’s joint Russian-American program in Vladivostok, and more recently with UMGC in Korea and Okinawa. He has for a number of years taught a variety of English courses, to include English composition, British literature, American literature, business writing, and creative writing. In 2012 he received UMUC's Teaching Recognition Award. His article “‘Inner Secrets’ in Conrad’s Nostromo,” published in the journal Conradiana, constitutes a significant discovery in the field of Joseph Conrad studies. He is married and has two children attending OCSI.

For College Writing and other courses:

Major class lectures can be accessed at the following link via passwords provided in class: Link to Dr. Moyer's lecture summaries

The following URLs link to useful Greek/Latin-based vocabulary lists.

https://www.learnthat.org/pages/view/roots.html

http://www.prefixsuffix.com/rootchart.php

The following URLs link to content on the SAT essay.

http://blog.prepscholar.com/sat-essay-prompts-the-complete-list

https://professionals.collegeboard.com/testing/sat-reasoning/prep/essay-prompts

The following URLs link to content on the ACT essay.

http://www.act.org/content/act/en/products-and-services/the-act/test-preparation/writing-sample-essays.html?page=0&chapter=0

http://blog.prepscholar.com/how-to-write-an-act-essay-step-by-step-example

The following URLs link to the Purdue University Online Writer's Workshop (OWL) and provide useful guidance on:

MLA documentation style: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/01/

APA documentation style: https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/08/

Summer Reading Links:

For Honors English 10: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1XyDAQgt4dCmOh28zNi4iCpWHrwpPMTAS/view

https://drive.google.com/file/d/12m10pO230vYKCkrKGKOUShKIajY9ZPJd/view

For AP English 11: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1RZeZmmyx8Sz14afQPEf0_dX1OJIfmqfY/view

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ue7fav6fPBIluSd48CUZprgJSRhDJP9a/view

For English 11 (Col. Prep.) https://drive.google.com/file/d/1dtyqZA5CYPyNcLTUJYfAXh9ON57PDfQs/view

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ue7fav6fPBIluSd48CUZprgJSRhDJP9a/view